Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Saravejo
Updated: 11/23/2020
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Saravejo

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  • In June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were taking a trip to Saravejo, Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • Before the Archduke's trip, a group of young Serbian nationalists hatched a plot to kill the Archduke during his visit to Saravejo.
  • The Archduke had taken a trip to Saravejo to inspect the imperial armed forces in Bosnia Herzegovina, which was annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908. 
  • A member of the group of the young nationalists who came up with the plan to assassinate the Archduke, happened to throw grenades at the Archduke's vehicle but missed.
  • The guard driving the Archduke and his wife soon realized that they were in danger and tried to get to safety as soon as possible.
  • Despite his fellow members mistake, Gavrilo Princip managed to shoot both the Archduke and his wife, whilst they were on the way to their destination.